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Ombudsman to look at school closures

Ombudsman to look at school closures

The Ombudsman's office will investigate the way the Education Ministry conducted consultation on school closures and mergers.

Siblings jailed after armed home invasion

Siblings jailed after armed home invasion

Six siblings have been jailed for bashing a couple during a violent home invasion in which a 14-year-old boy was knocked unconscious.

Breath test stress led to death

Breath test stress led to death

A woman who collapsed and died while giving an alcohol breath test to police in a booze bus was so stressed by the situation it set off an arrhythmia in her heart, a coroner's inquest has heard.

Pacific Blue pilot sentenced

Pacific Blue pilot sentenced

The pilot guilty of operating a commercial jet aircraft carelessly in Queenstown has been told his actions were arrogant and "increased the risk of tragedy occurring".

Netball: Corletto coming to grips with new style

Netball: Corletto coming to grips with new style

With all the focus on how Mystics coach Ruth Aitken was going to get her rookies up to speed for the season, the task facing Australian import Julie Corletto has largely been overlooked.

Judge slams 'disgusting' behaviour

Judge slams 'disgusting' behaviour

A man who urinated on an American woman in a Queenstown bar on Boxing Day has been lambasted by a judge.

Man jailed after guitar attack

A Dargaville man who hit his former partner over the head with a guitar has been jailed for 22 months.

Quake documents: 'Everything is in there'

Quake documents: 'Everything is in there'

The insurance advocate who was sent details on 83,000 claimants in the Earthquake Commission privacy breach says the document contained detailed information on the expected number of settlements and the estimated cost of the claims.

Rugby: Booze rituals shock for coaches

All Black coaching staff were shocked by the "inappropriate" antics of some heavy-drinking players while they were on tour.

Special report: Solid Energy collapse

Were senior Cabinet ministers asleep at the wheel? Did they fail to step in soon enough when problems at Solid Energy were apparent long before the troubled state-owned coal company went public and finally told the markets of its rapidly deteriorating balance sheet?

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